Undergraduate baccalaureate nursing education is designed to prepare a nurse generalist who demonstrates responsibility, accountability and critical thinking.

Applications for the Fall 2024 Cohort Are Now CLOSED. Applications for the 2025 Cohort will become available November 1st, 2024.

Students interested in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree must first apply to the University using the General UMKC application, and if accepted, will be admitted into the Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHS) degree, with a sub-plan of Pre-Nurse. Then, each November, the Supplemental Application for consideration of entry into the BSN clinical program will become available (please re-visit this page then for more details). Prospective students must submit the Supplemental Application and all required materials by the following January to be considered for the clinical program that begins in the fall that same year. If admitted, the degree plan will be updated from BHS Pre-Nurse to BSN.

The nurse generalist uses a comprehensive approach to health care and can meet diversified health concerns of individuals, families and communities at all stages of development. The UMKC School of Nursing and Health Studies offers an innovative program in the management of health.

Click here to view our BSN Mission, Student Learning Outcomes and Competencies

There are two options available to complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree:

  • Pre-Licensure (4-5 Year traditional program in nursing for students who want to obtain a BSN and do not possess a previous bachelor’s degree or RN license)
  • Accelerated (2nd degree option for students who possess a bachelor’s degree in another discipline, do not possess an RN license and want to obtain a BSN)

Check out our Direct Admit Program for High School Students!

BSN Options